Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Schorl, Microcline, Albite
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 7.0 x 4.5 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
A stunning, incredibly aesthetic combination specimen from Pakistan. A glassy, transparent, 4.0 cm smoky quartz crystal is centrally placed and beautifully set in front of a blocky, lustrous, pearlescent, 3.7 cm microcline crystal. The snow-white albite crystal matrix is fantastically studded with a plethora of lustrous, jet-black schorl crystals. Smoky quartz, in this combination, is uncommon from the Shigar Valley. Ex. Wayne Thompson.